1997 Chicago Bears season

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1997 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Dave Wannstedt
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 5th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1996 1998 >

The 1997 Chicago Bears season was their 78th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 4–12 record under head coach Dave Wannstedt. It was the club's first 4-win season since the club posted a 4–10 record in 1975. The team allowed a franchise-record 421 points in 1997.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Name Position College
2 38 John Allred TE USC
3 69 Bob Sapp G Washington
4 105 Darnell Autry RB Northwestern
4 108 Marcus Robinson WR South Carolina
5 141 Van Hiles DB Kentucky
6 196 Shawn Swayda DL Arizona State
6 200 Richard Hogans LB Memphis
6 201 Ricky Parker DB San Diego State
7 210 Mike Miano DL Missouri State
7 233 Marvin Thomas DL Memphis

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 September 1, 1997 at Green Bay Packers L 38–24 ABC 8:00pm
60,766
2 September 7, 1997 Minnesota Vikings L 27–24 FOX 12:00pm
59,263
3 September 14, 1997 Detroit Lions L 32–7 FOX 12:00pm
59,147
4 September 21, 1997 at New England Patriots L 31–3 FOX 12:00pm
59,873
5 September 28, 1997 at Dallas Cowboys L 27–3 FOX 3:15pm
64,082
6 October 5, 1997 New Orleans Saints L 20–17 TNT 7:15pm
58,865
7 October 12, 1997 Green Bay Packers L 24–23 FOX 12:00pm
62,212
8 Bye
9 October 27, 1997 at Miami Dolphins W 36–33 ABC 8:00pm
73,156
10 November 2, 1997 Washington Redskins L 31–8 FOX 12:00pm
53,052
11 November 9, 1997 at Minnesota Vikings L 29–22 FOX 12:00pm
63,443
12 November 16, 1997 New York Jets L 23–15 NBC 3:15pm
45,642
13 November 23, 1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13–7 FOX 12:00pm
43,955
14 November 27, 1997 at Detroit Lions L 55–20 FOX 11:30am
77,904
15 December 7, 1997 Buffalo Bills W 20–3 NBC 12:00pm
39,784
16 December 14, 1997 at St. Louis Rams W 13–10 ESPN 7:15pm
66,030
17 December 21, 1997 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31–15 FOX 12:00pm
70,930

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Green Bay Packers 13 3 0 .813 422 282
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6 0 .625 299 263
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 379 306
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 354 359
Chicago Bears 4 12 0 .250 263 421

Roster[edit]

Chicago Bears 1997 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayer, Larry (November 14, 2013). "Have Bears had two 1,000-yard receivers?". Chicago Bears. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 

External links[edit]